I just got home from vacation, and of course then we have a million things to do over the weekend. When we returned there was a birthday party to attend, and of course Father’s Day (I hope all of you hard-working fathers out there had a great one!) to celebrate, and then today was my first day to be back in the office. I had so many messages that I spent my early morning hours returning phone calls, emails, and trying to catch up with what all of you have been up to on Facebook and Twitter! I didn’t get a spot of work done! I am also feeling pretty tired because even on vacation I had to keep up with online classes and post to forums to get my participation points… and yep, the only time I had to do this was while my family was snoozing away in our room at the wonderful Polynesian Resort. (That video I promised you all will have to posted next week.) I am so glad that I have the opportunity to write for this blog because I know that you all know exactly where I am coming from.
Some days it sounds so much easier to just quit school because most of the time it seems like I am proving what I already know rather than learning anything new. That’s the thing about learning from experience, it will teach us way more than any textbook ever will. On this first summer evening in my state of exhaustion, I am sitting here and counting my blessings. So many things are going right. Even my worst days of working from home for a great company and being with my children are better many of my best days when I worked for corporate America and allowed a daycare center to care for my children during more waking hours than I was with them. I may be tired and a little overwhelmed catching up right now, but tomorrow really is a new day and I am going to make the most of it.
It’s not how many times you fall that matters but how many times you get back up that counts.
– Grace Hatton